Sean M. Burke

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Sean Michael Burke is a Perl programmer, author, and linguist. He was a columnist for The Perl Journal from 1998 and has written several dozen Perl modules for CPAN, as well as books for O'Reilly Media.


Burke's Perl modules include the HTML parsing module HTML::TreeBuilder,[1] and Sort::ArbBiLex (arbitrary bi-level lexicographic sorting), used to generate sorting functions for language-specific sorting conventions.[2] Some of Burke's modules, including Class::ISA, I18N::LangTags, and Locale::Maketext, have become part of the standard distribution of Perl.[3] Locale::Maketext is also the basis of the internationalization layer in Request Tracker.[4]

Burke also wrote perlpodspec, the specification for the Pod ("Plain Old Documentation") markup language, which is used for documenting Perl and its modules, and the current generation of Pod parsers, such as Pod::Simple,[5] which are used for generating the HTML documentation on the main CPAN search engine,


  • Burke, Sean M. Perl & LWP, O'Reilly Media, 2002, ISBN 978-0-596-00178-0.
  • Burke, Sean M. RTF Pocket Guide, O'Reilly Media, 2003, ISBN 978-0-596-00178-0.
  • Burke, Sean M. Chapter 5.3: "The design of online lexicons" (p240-249) in A Practical Guide to Lexicography, van Sterkenburg, Piet (editor). A textbook, book #6 in the series Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2003. ISBN 978-1588113818.
  • Phone, Wilhelmina; Olson, Maureen; Martinez, Matilda. (Authors.) Dictionary of Jicarilla Apache: Abáachi Mizaa Iłkeeʼ Siijai. Axelrod, Melissa; Gómez de García, Jule; Lachler, Jordan; and Burke, Sean (Eds.). Author of its section "Technical Notes on the Production of the Dictionary". University of New Mexico Press. 2007. ISBN 978-0826340788.
  • Selected Perl Journal articles appear in all three volumes of Best of The Perl Journal.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ Dominus, Mark Jason (2005). "Chapter 1: Recursion and Callbacks". Higher-Order Perl: Transforming Programs with Programs. Morgan Kaufmann. pp. 26–33. ISBN 978-1-55860-701-9.
  2. ^ Jon Orwant; Jarkko Hietaniemi; John Macdonald (1999). "4: Sorting". Mastering Algorithms With Perl. O'Reilly Media. pp. 114–115. ISBN 978-1-56592-398-0.
  3. ^ Standard Perl distribution: file list. Retrieved 2012-11-15.
  4. ^ Vincent, Jesse. p. 160: section "Internationalization", in Chapter 10, "Development Essentials", RT Essentials. 2002. O'Reilly Media, ISBN 0596006683.
  5. ^ Chapter 15, "Working with Pod", in foy, brian d (2007). Mastering Perl. Sebastopol: O'Reilly Media. ISBN 0-596-52724-1.
  6. ^ Orwant, Jon (ed.), Games, Diversions & Perl Culture, 2003, O'Reilly Media, ISBN 0596003129.
  7. ^ Orwant, Jon (ed.), Web, Graphics & Perl/Tk Programming, 2003, O'Reilly Media, ISBN 0596003110.
  8. ^ Orwant, Jon (ed.), Computer Science & Perl Programming, 2002, O'Reilly Media, ISBN 0596003102.

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